Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as wikis, task management, and bug tracking and feature requests for every project.

GitHub offers both paid plans for private repositories and free accounts, which are usually used to host open-source software projects. As of 2015, GitHub reports having over 9 million users and over 21.1 million repositories, making it the largest code hoster in the world.

Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2008
Employees
667 (est)+2%

Key People at GitHub

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

Co-Founder / CEO
Vlado Herman

Vlado Herman

CFO
PJ Hyett

PJ Hyett

Co-Founder / COO
Scott Chacon

Scott Chacon

CIO
Jon Rohan

Jon Rohan

Front-End Developer
Joel Glovier

Joel Glovier

Designer
Ryan Tomayko

Ryan Tomayko

Director of Engineering
Ben Bleikamp

Ben Bleikamp

Designer
Brian Lopez

Brian Lopez

Code Writer

GitHub Locations

San Francisco, US

GitHub Metrics

GitHub Summary

Founding Date

2008

Market valuation

$2 B

Total Funding

$350 M

Latest funding size

$250 M

Time since last funding

over 1 year

Investors

GitHub Online Presence

GitHub News

GitHub Company Life

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